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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 3
Lecture
ECON-152

Economic Concepts

Introduction to micro- and macro-economic concepts and principles. Understand application to contemporary economic problems and issues in areas of markets, business organizations, prices, money and banking, fiscal policy.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ECON-202

Macro Economic Analysis

Introduction to the behavior of our economy in the aggregate, focusing upon the process by which the economy achieves a certain level of output and employment.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Social Sciences
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ECON-203

Micro Economic Analysis

The decision-making processes of individuals and business firms associated with the determination of what products will be produced, how they will be produced, and what prices specific goods and services will command.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Quantitative Literacy,Social Sciences
Credits 1
Laboratory
ECON-206

Macro Economics Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Laboratory course to accompany Econ 202.

Prerequisites
P: conc enr in Econ 202.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
ECON-207

Micro Economics Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Laboratory course to accompany Econ 203.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 203 or conc enr.
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
ECON-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ECON-302

Intermediate Macro Economic Theory

  • Pre-Requisites

Theories of national income distribution as a basis for an examination of policy proposals to deal with inflation, unemployment, economic fluctuations and economic growth at national and international levels.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 202.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ECON-303

Intermediate Micro Economic Theory

  • Pre-Requisites

Theories used in explaining the behavior of consumers and producers in choices relating to the production, exchange and distribution of output.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 203.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ECON-304

Contemporary Labor Markets

  • Pre-Requisites

The determination of wages and employment at the level of the firm, the industry, and the total economy.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 202 and 203.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ECON-305

Natural Resources Economic Policy

  • Pre-Requisites

Acquaints the student with policies leading to arrangements for the development, management, and use of natural resources. Emphasizes the longer time horizon required for the conservation of resources and a general concern for the quality of ecosystems.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 203.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
ECON-307

History of Economic Thought

Historical development of contemporary economic thought from the mercantilist period to the present emphasizing contributions of major schools of economic thought.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Gen Ed: Social Sciences
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ECON-308

Business Cycles

Description and recent history of business cycles: leading explanations of levels of employment, output and prices; savings and investment, forecasting; governmental policy.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 202 and 203.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ECON-309

Urban and Regional Economics

  • Pre-Requisites

Basic concepts in the economics of regions and urban areas, such as industrial location theory, centra place theory, land rent theory, economic base theory, and input-output analysis; applications to problems of economic development, urbanization and place prosperity.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 203 and jr st; REC: Econ 202.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ECON-310

Introduction to Quantitative Analysis and Econometrics

  • Pre-Requisites

An introduction to the use of mathematical concepts and techniques in the analysis of economic phenomena and the use of statistical methods to estimate equations describing economic events.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 203; and Math 201 or 202; and Bus Adm 215, 216 or Comm Sci 205 or Math 260.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ECON-330

Money and Banking

  • Pre-Requisites

Analysis of money as an economic institution and of the organizational structure of the commercial and central banking system in the U.S.; monetary theory and policy in the national and international setting.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 202.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ECON-340

Economics of Land Use

Economic relationships between humans and land. Principles governing land use and conservation and the institutional arrangements of this basic resource. Application of principles in policy-making in land valuation, taxation and zoning in the context of regional economic development.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
ECON-342

Community Economic Development

Various forces involved in community economic development, including the human and non human resource potentials, motivation, values and attitudes. Examines social and economic structures such as transportation, communication, and community services from the point of view of community development.

Prerequisites
P: jr st; and Econ 202 or 203.
Credits 3
Lecture
ECON-352

Applied Economic Concepts

  • Pre-Requisites

Explores economic principles and consumer economics including money, banking, public finance, and research methods and techniques for economic analysis. For students who have completed macro and micro economic analysis.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 202 and 203; or Econ 152.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
ECON-371

Gender and Economic Justice

This course serves as an introduction to the field of contemporary feminist approaches to economics. Questions range from conceptualization of the economy, work, well-being, and the gendered implications of policy at both micro and macro levels. The course includes an examination of contemporary economic inequalities between men and women (also differentiated by race and class), with a focus on the United States.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ECON-402

Environmental and Resource Economics

Applications of tools such as cost-benefit analysis and other economic concepts in current public decision making, with special emphasis upon common property resources management.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 303 or 305.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ECON-403

International Economics

Theory and concepts of international trade and finance; contemporary conditions and problems in international economic relations.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 202 and 203 and jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
ECON-406

Economics of Globalization

  • Pre-Requisites

Contemporary functioning of different economic systems and institutions in an era or globalization, and their impact on the global economy.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 202 and jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
ECON-409

Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

  • Pre-Requisites

Effects of government spending and taxation on resource allocation, incomes, prices and employment. Includes consideration of the uses and effects of fiscal policy.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 203.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ECON-412

Economics of Sustainability

Exploration of the economic conditions for, requisites of, and policy to encourage social, ecological and economic sustainability.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 202 or 203; REC: Econ 303 or 402.
Credits 3
Lecture
ECON-453

Cost Benefit Analysis

Application of tools and concepts in current economic decision making, with special emphasis upon Natural Resource management, environmental problems, market failure, and public policy approaches.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
ECON-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major. (F,S)

Prerequisites
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
ECON-485

Managerial Economics

  • Pre-Requisites

Applications of the basic theoretical tools of micro- and macro-economic analysis to the problems of business management, including such topics as demand, production, costs, pricing and forecasting as well as current economic issues such as environmental policies and regulations.

Prerequisites
P: Econ 202 and 203 and Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5.
Credits 1-12
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
ECON-497

Internship

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
ECON-498

Independent Study

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
ECON-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.